10/31/2013 1:29amTelecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA lost 200 million euros ($274,000) in the third quarter, including costs of restructuring efforts aimed at turning around the long-struggling company.
10/31/2013 1:57amRandstad Holding NV, the second-largest global staffing company, has named Jacques van den Broek as new CEO beginning in February 2014, when he will replace longtime chief executive Ben Noteboom.
10/31/2013 2:47amFrench oil company Total said Thursday that net income fell 10 percent in the July-to-September period, partially due to poor refining margins amid a sluggish European economy.
10/31/2013 3:59amDrug and materials company Bayer AG says net profit rose 42 percent as sales increased for its new drugs aimed at preventing blood clots and treating the eye disease macular degeneration, while one-time expenses dropped.
10/31/2013 4:02amBNP Paribas, France's largest bank, said Thursday that profit held up in the third quarter despite a drop in revenue due to weak retail and investment banking activity.
10/31/2013 4:21amRoyal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says third quarter earnings fell due to weaker demand for fuel and a drop in output, particularly in Nigeria, where attacks on pipelines have forced shutdowns.
10/31/2013 4:24amWeak demand in a poor economy and stiff competition pushed Air France-KLM's net profit down more than 50 percent in the third quarter, the Franco-Dutch airline said Thursday.
10/31/2013 4:59amSix of the world's leading central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, say they will provide each other with ready supplies of their currencies on a standing basis, extending arrangements set up to steady the global financial system during post-2007 turbulence.
10/31/2013 5:14amGerman airline Lufthansa says net profit for the first nine months of the year fell 65 percent, to 247 million euros ($340 million) from 697 million euros in the same period a year ago.
10/31/2013 5:36amCrown Holdings is spending $1.64 billion to acquire the Spanish canning company Mivisa Envases and expand its footprint in Europe.
10/31/2013 6:16amAnheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, says its third-quarter profits rose as the takeover of new brands and higher selling prices offset the impact of lower sales volumes.
10/31/2013 8:16amShares of 58.com are soaring on their first trading day after pricing at $17 each on Wednesday night in the company's initial public offering.
10/31/2013 8:54amEssent Group's stock soared in its first day as a publicly traded company Thursday.
10/31/2013 9:25amKraft says it plans to remove artificial dyes from three macaroni and cheese varieties that come in kid-friendly shapes, a move that comes as people increasingly reach for foods they feel are natural.
10/31/2013 9:32amBoeing Co. is speeding up production of its 737 again as it aims to cut down a backlog for 3,400 of the jets.
10/31/2013 9:56amLESS BEER, HIGHER PRICES: Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, says its third-quarter profit rose as the takeover of new brands and higher selling prices offset the impact of lower sales volumes.
10/31/2013 10:01amFED UP: Laborers across Indonesia began a two-day strike Thursday demanding benefits and higher pay while protesting the hiring of contract workers.
10/31/2013 10:05amLIKE HOME-'MADE': When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.
10/31/2013 10:21amGUARANTEES NEEDED: In order to maintain confidence in the financial system, an independent commission urged the Cypriot government to guarantee all bank deposits when it removes limits on money flows.
10/31/2013 10:29amWAIT TO SMOKE: Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most populous city voted overwhelmingly to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.
10/31/2013 10:40amFACEBOOK POST: A pro-democracy blogger broke the news of his own detention and eventual release in Vietnam through Facebook, another sign of how the social network is shaking up the country's activist movement and worrying its authoritarian rulers.
10/31/2013 10:44amOVERSEAS GROWTH. PRICELESS: MasterCard said its third quarter profit rose 14 percent as it got a boost from overseas growth and processed more payments. The amount people spent using MasterCard-branded cards rose almost 19 percent on a local-currency basis. That's close to twice the rate of growth in the U.S.
10/31/2013 10:48amTiffany says a Florida court awarded it $2.2 million in damages from defendants who sold counterfeit Tiffany jewelry online.
10/31/2013 11:06amBritish drugmaker AstraZeneca reported Thursday that third-quarter net profit fell 17.5 percent to 1.25 billion pounds ($200 billion) as the patents on older drugs expired.
10/31/2013 12:16pmThe Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal Thursday to try and head off more shortages of crucial medications that have disrupted care at hospitals and clinics nationwide.
10/31/2013 1:43pmFliers are rejoicing that they'll soon be able to use their iPads, Kindles, music players and other personal electronics during all phases of a flight. But no policy change is without its quirks or hiccups.
10/31/2013 1:46pmJust a few years ago, flamboyant billionaire Eike Batista was boasting that he'd soon be the world's richest man. For those who visited his home, he loved to show off his prized Mercedes-Benz McLaren, which he parked right in the living room of his mansion.
10/31/2013 1:52pmMGM Resorts' third-quarter loss narrowed as gambling revenue improved and it paid less interest on debt.
10/31/2013 3:35pmThe Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.5 percent in October, and is up 23 percent for 2013. Cliffs Natural Resources came out on top in October. Its stock benefited from an improvement in the outlook for iron ore and coal. At the bottom was Teradata. The data management company cut its full-year outlook, saying its business outside the U.S. and Europe has struggled.